The Renwick Hotel New York City, Curio Collection by Hilton
What We Love
- Smack-dab central location just a block from Grand Central Terminal
- Housed in a historic red brick building that was formerly a long-stay hotel for artists and writers, including John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Mann
- Interiors by trailblazing Stonehill & Taylor Architects, the designers behind New York’s Ace Hotel and NoMad Hotel
- The 173 guestrooms, including 33 suites, have a loft-like layout and custom furnishings including easel-inspired TV stands, benchlike desks and patterned carpets designed to look like paint-splattered concrete
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Some Gallery Rooms and Suites have private terraces
- Midtown address at 40th and Lexington, but the look and vibe have a hip, downtown edge
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a historic 1920s Midtown East building, the Renwick offers a hip stay just a block from Grand Central Terminal. The 173-room property was a former long-stay hotel for writers, artists, and intellectuals including John Steinbeck and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The new-look Renwick draws on this rich literary and artistic heritage, from custom furnishings designed to evoke easels and desks, to carpets that mimic paint-splattered concrete and installation-like artworks. All of the guest rooms have a loft-style layout, with platform King and Queen beds, tufted leather headboards, steampunk chandeliers, 48-inch flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and mini-fridges. The petite bathrooms are notable for their graphic ceiling murals, plush bathrobes and slippers, and posh Apotheke amenities. Downstairs, chef John Delucie’s first solo restaurant project, Bedford & Co., is the heart of the property, with a menu that focuses on upscale American comfort food (signature dishes include chicken pot pie and truffle mac and cheese).
In the Area
If you’re inspired by your artsy digs, take a tour of the grand New York Public Library and check out one of the rotating exhibits. While you’re there, visit Bryant Park, a sylvan break from the big city bustle. Depending on the time of year, you can catch an outdoor movie, challenge a local to chess or go ice skating. Revel in the Old New York glamour of Grand Central Terminal over martinis at the speakeasy-style Campbell Apartment bar or over dinner at the Oyster Bar. Or sample the excellent beer selection, from stouts to IPAs to cask-conditioned ales, at Ginger Man.
How to Get There
This is a modern hotel close to Bryant Park and NY library. The rooms were nice, smallish but ok sized. Breakfast at the restaurant was very good. My only complaint is that there’s no drink machine or place to purchase so you have to either leave the hotel or go to restaurant for a soda.
Stayed here recently while I was attending a conference nearby. It's a quaint, boutique hotel. Lobby is small, rooms are on the smaller side, but very comfortable. Bathroom was huge by NYC standards. Small desk and free Wi-Fi. High quality linens and towels and comfortable beds. Not much street noise. Actually a good location for a business stay. There is minimal seating in the lobby. Elevators work well. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Corner rooms are larger.
The Renwick is a Hilton boutique hotel on the East side. It has great access to midtown and the rest of Manhattan. It’s quiet with great access to restaurants. The staff is super, very friendly and attentive. The author/writer/literary decor is attractive without being crazy. Each room has a little library selection. I spent some time getting reacquainted with Jay Gatsby last night. The beds are crazy comfortable, too!
We had a top floor corner room, which was bright and spacious and enough room for the family. The restaurant was excellent. The hotel is close to public transportation and perfect for exploring Manhattan.
This was our second visit to the Renwick Hotel and it was just as good as our first. On arrival, we recognized the woman on reception, and were warmly greeted, kinda nice in New York. The Hotel is very comfortable, rooms are uniquely decorated and very comfortable, sleep is great even considering it is in mid-town. But what makes the Renwick is its location, just a few blocks from Grand Central and, for visiting the City it is excellently situated, more subways and busses than you could ever want ready to take you wherever you want to go. And just walking is great, in our two days we logged over 20 miles! When at the Renwick we walk down 40th St to Bloom's Deli on the corner of Lex. It is a great New York institution, you need to at least have a bialy for breakfast there. Great Hotel, beautiful old historic vibe, it is our go to in the City.